This is usually caused by several factors. Use of non-brand named bulbs. Larger wattage bulbs, which cause excessive heat build-up shorting the life of the… Read More »Why do the bulbs in my exterior fixture burn out so often?
Yes. Within reason, if the quantity of lights creates a load greater than the capacity of the circuit breaker, the breaker will trip off. In… Read More »I have a 110 volt outlet on the exterior of my home. Can I plug my Christmas lights into it?
This could mean one of two things. 1. An intermittent chirp is probably an indication of a defective smoke detector. 2. A consistent chirp is… Read More »My smoke detector keeps chirping. What does this mean?
Modern Recess Cans are rated for a maximum wattage bulb and are equipped with a thermal device that does not allow a bulb larger than… Read More »Why does my recess can light cycle on and off after I put a larger wattage bulb in?
Most states call for 100 amps minimum, but with all the new electronic devices, air conditioning and electric heat, I would suggest 200 amps especially… Read More »What size service do I install in my home?
With deregulation of the utility companies in most areas of the country, the cable or telephone companies are no longer responsible for the equipment or… Read More »If I have problems with TV or telephone wiring within the house, whom should I call?